Nucleic acid-metal interactions. IV. Complexes of Ag(I) with thymine and cytosine from studies of UV and IR dichroic spectra
Journal article, 1986
The linear dichroism of the complexes of thymine and cytosine with silver(I) ions dispersed in stretched polyvinylalcohol films was measured in the infrared and in the near ultraviolet regions of the spectrum. The infrared results were helpful in establishing the orientation of the complexes in the films; they also confirmed that the site of silver binding in the case of cytosine involves the carbonyl oxygen. The ultraviolet spectra were deconvoluted into separate electronic transitions and the corresponding transition moments of silver complexes were determined.